11 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban attack

Kabul: At least 11 police officers were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis, local media reported on Tuesday.

“Dozens of Taliban fighters armed with guns and heavy weapons stormed police checkpoints in Muqur district, of provincial capital Qala-e-Naw on Monday night. The clashes left 11 police killed,” Ziaull Haq Firoz Koahi, advisor to government chief executive office and resident of Badghis said.

The militants intensified attacks against security forces and staged several coordinated large-scale attacks against Afghan cities and districts since early last year.

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